London Region Teams Competition, 20 October

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OFC had two teams at this event in Ealing, the foillist Forketeers of Nicole, Idalina, Martina and Liza, and the less inventively named Oxford Epee of Mark, Tim and Shaz.

The Forketeers were up against some very tough opposition all day. Meanwhile, the epeeists repeated their result of a few years ago, taking the gold medal.

 

Photo – Martina Zagaria

 

 

 

OFC at Blenheim Palace, August

OFC was invited to help set the scene for performances of Shakespeare at the reconstruction of the Rose Theatre at Blenheim Palace this summer.

Young and older fencers all participated with great enthusiasm, and it was a great opportunity to introduce a new audience to our sport.

Thanks to the actors and production team at the Rose for their support, and to all the fencers who took part.

Photos: Mark Leech and Anne Tester

 

 

Master At Arms 2019

Congratulations to Justen, who is our Master at Arms this year. Justen finished second in both our Sabre and Foil competitions. These excellent results mean that he wins the handsome Ralph Evans trophy as our most successful member in the club competitions.

Justen with the Ralph Evans trophy

Junior Master at Arms

This year, for the first time in many, we have run junior Sabre and Epee competitions in addition to the regular Foil competition. This means that we have been able to award a Junior Master at Arms. This year, Xavier won the crown for his second place in both the Foil and Epee competitions. Well done Xavi!

Summer Fencing at Radley College

As in previous years, our summer training sessions will move to Radley College sports centre from Tuesday 2nd July. Please note that there will only be Tuesday sessions from 8pm to 10pm, no Fridays. The final session at Radley will be Tuesday 20th August, and we return to regular Tuesday and Friday sessions at Rye St. Antony in Headington from Tuesday 27th August.

If you don’t own your own kit, please arrange with a committee member to take away a jacket, mask and plastron for the summer before Friday 28th June since we will only take electric boxes to Radley. See below for directions.

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BYC Results 2019

Congratulations to Darcy who won Silver in the U14 girls Epee, in addition to 10th in sabre, and 17th in foil. An excellent result, and an achievement to be very proud of.

Congratulations to Jay who won Bronze in the U18 boys foil. This is a brilliant achievement and shows that Jay will be a force to be reckoned with on the senior circuit in the coming years.

Well done also to Noe, who finished 9th in U18 boys Epee, Luke who finished 32nd in the U12 boys Foil, and Eunmin who finished 26th in the U18 girls Epee.

Club Foil Championship 14th June

Friday 14th June is the club foil championship. Entries will be collected on the night, and we’ll decide the format based on how many are there. We will try to hold a Junior and Senior event, and results in this competition will count towards the Master-at-Arms trophy that will be awarded at the AGM.

Please arrive promptly for a quick warm-up so that we can start in good time.

Club Epee Competition – 24th May

Following on from our Epee course, the club Epee competition will be held this Friday. Everyone is welcome to enter, regardless of whether you’ve ever held and Epee before. We will decide the format on the night, depending on how many entrants we have.

Results in this event (in addition to the Foil and Sabre) count towards the master-at-arms trophy that we award each year to the most-successful member in the club competition.